Bailey gets hospital M&E package

NG Bailey has won a £7m contract for mechanical and electrical (M&E) services on a hospital modernisation project in Sheffield. NG Bailey has been selected by principal contractor Simons Group as building services subcontractor for a £40m extension at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

NG Bailey will be on site until August 2016, although all the corridor modules, risers and plant room services will be built offsite, before being transported in phases to Sheffield for installation. Maximising offsite work will enable the hospital to remain operational throughout the redevelopment work.

“This is another project where the benefits of offsite manufacture come to the fore,” said Andrew Morley, operations director for NG Bailey’s Engineering division. “These advantages do not solely centre on reducing costs and accelerating project delivery – they also act as a sustainable method of construction by reducing waste, lowering transport emissions and improving health and safety. It is a process which adds an extra dimension to our growing portfolio of NHS clients, who are turning to our Offsite Manufacture division in ever-increasing numbers.”

As part of the enabling works ahead of the main project, NG Bailey has already installed two new generators that supply the hospital estate with emergency power. The old generator and LV switchboard were removed and existing power cables were cut and diverted onto a new switchboard. The generator design was undertaken by NG Bailey via its specialist partner Wardpower Ltd.

The main project is a mix of new build and refurbishment of existing facilities, some of which date back as far as 1903. The main element is the creation of a three-storey wing that will become home to three existing wards.